My heart is heavy today. I will try to put in words what I’m feeling the Father is impressing on me to share.
We “watchmen on the wall” have been blessed with such a network of technological wonder. Social media, the internet, face-time, blogs, tweets, and twitters to name a few. We have access to every piece of information we could ever ask for (that in and of itself is a mystery to me—just who IS the internet?). Much of that information, these days, is false. We know that now. We think we’re getting correct information from our sources, and in many cases, we are. But, is it bogging us down—sorting it all out?
What I’m saying is…with all our efforts at piecing together this mystery called the Rapture of the Church, are we neglecting our relationship with our Almighty Father? Are we leaving Him on the back burner while we feverishly pour through, sift, investigate, navigate, post, un-post, comment, un-comment, agree, disagree, and agree to disagree? To what end, my fellow watchmen? When do we stop our endless search for the “key,” and turn to our Father and say simply, “Father—we’re at the end of it all here. We can’t possibly know Your thoughts, Your ways, Your timing…You’ve told us that Yourself! Father, is it now time for us, Your servants, to stop looking for clues, and start hitting our knees?”
Or maybe this, “Father, we’ve tried and tried to do Your will, keep ourselves and our fellow brothers and sisters informed, stay apprised of the news, tie events to Scripture, and rightly divide Your word. Is it time, Father, to leave this in Your hands and realize that You desire US? Are we focused more on YouTube than on You?”
I’m so guilty, completely guilty…. countless hours. And there my Bible sits. Waiting for me to pick it up. I utter prayers, short ones, repetitive, not always wholehearted ones. And there His Word sits. It hurts my heart to say these words.
And, let me make it very clear. I LOVE our prophecy community. I LOVE our leaders and teachers whose due diligence is incomparable. I LOVE that each and every one of us who loves Bible prophecy can’t get enough of end times updates. I LOVE and am so GRATEFUL for our prophecy experts who keep us informed—the hours, the sweat, the blood, the tears, they put into their messages, I can’t even imagine. They’re living their call. They’re feeding their flocks. The Father must be well pleased with their dedication as they combat the daily ravages and assaults launched upon them (this is NOT one of those). We’re so grateful. We soak in their every word! We are consumed by it. I imagine the Father must find great joy, knowing that we want to be with HIM! And yes—there are fantastic and valuable teachings on YouTube. I’m so grateful for online sermons and teachings and have benefited greatly from them.
But are we WITH HIM while we’re still here? He’s calling for us soon…but He hasn’t YET. Are we making Him NUMBER ONE in these waning weeks, days, or hours that we have left? Maybe He’s waiting on us, my dear brothers and sisters. Maybe, He wants us to cut the ties. Separate out. Leave our gadgets alone and spend that time in His Word, in His presence…pitching our tents with Him and Him alone. And maybe He just wants to hear, finally, exhaustively, “Father, Your Will Be Done. Father, Your Kingdom Come.”
“It is the glory of the Father to conceal a matter, but the glory of kings to search out a matter.” Proverbs 25:2
“O, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of YHWH! How unsearchable His judgments and untraceable His ways!” Romans 11:33
“The secret things belong to the Father, our Elohim, but the things revealed belong to us and to our sons forever, that we may observe all the words of this law.” Deuteronomy 29:29.”
Indeed, it is a conundrum. There is a fine line. We have an excitement that is palpable in our souls and we yearn for revelation and insight. We long for Yahshua’s calling for us in that glorious day—The Rapture! More now than ever, we must pray for discernment and seek the Holy Spirit’s guidance as to the perfect balance. We must always watch and heed the signs. We’re watchmen—that’s what we do. My brothers and sisters, we’ve left “normal” and there’s no turning back. We’re in uncharted waters here. We’re being purified. We’re being readied. We’re being drawn to the Heart of our Elohim. We’re almost Home.
Beloved Abba Father,
We thank You for the blessings You give us each day. Father, we ask that You forgive our shortcomings and convict us where we need to improve. Father, we ask that You help us, Your servants, to maintain focus in these final hours of history. Abba, we pray that You help us grow and be washed in Your Word, and that You remind us and keep us trained on Your Promise, Your precious Son, Yahshua, Your Holy City, Yerushalayim, and the Apple of Your Eye, Israel. Father, we beseech You to bring Your Kingdom to fruition and bring judgement on the evil that surrounds us more and more each day. And Father, please fill us with Your Holy Spirit—Your Ruach Ha’Qodesh, and grant us strength and grace to seek Your will in our lives, and the desire to have the Mind of Yahshua. Remind us to pray Your Word to You and share it with those whom you give us opportunity. Thank You, Father. Until we see You face to Face, we come before You humbly and expectantly.
Yes you nailed it – but I think as individuals we wouldn’t be quite so obsessed with prophecy if our churches were teaching it rather than neglecting it altogether – our pastors should be leading the way in striking a balance – BUT I’m not excusing myself in saying this – I definitely need more time with God – off line!
1,000 plus agreement from this poor heart. I thought it was providential that I mis-read this sentence: “But, is it bogging us down—sorting it all out?” I read it in this way: “But is it BLOGGING us down–sorting it all out?” I want to thank God for His precious Holy Spirit that brings to our remembrance all that He has said to us. I heard this same exhortation in my own spirit last fall. I disconnected then and did not reconnect until a dear friend sent me something that opened the proverbial can of worms again. I got attracted and then distracted. But the ONLY thing for us to do now, is respond in obedience to the personal promptings of the Holy Spirit. It is time NOW to seek the Lord, and to do as Terry exhorted — pray with all prayer and supplication in the spirit to KNOW our own sins so that we can confess our own sins and turn from our own evil ways. Then, we can rightly pray as 2 Chronicles 7:14 tells us will be heard and answered. Pray for Jesus to come quickly — the Spirit and the Bride cry “COME!” And thank God for His Spirit’s world-wide unstoppable power to restrain every single thought, intent and device of the devil from having any freedom to perform his evil. Deliver US from an evil heart of unbelief at all the Lord requires of us to be accounted worthy TO ESCAPE! Don’t compare yourself with any other brother or sister. Don’t compare your lifestyle with anyone else’s lifestyle. Look unto Jesus and all He separated from and declared as unholy. And follow His example in all things, at all times — keeping your peace and being of a calm, quiet, not-anxious spirit over anything or ANY ONE — bringing every single thought captive to His doctrines and His example. Now — may the Lord of peace give US peace, at all times, in all ways. And may we be the peacemakers He has called us to be that prove we are indeed His children. In Jesus’ Name
‘In Christ ALONE … my hope is found.’ This message was so timely and spoke to my heart to deeply, Terry – thank you for sharing what God impressed on your heart. We’re staggering and wandering and searching …. often forgetting that the famine is simply of the Word of God. May He help us watch, wait and be ready – for HIM… and set us free from all that serve to entangle us and weigh us down. ‘He is coming! Ears of faith can hear the sound of His chariot wheels. Every moment of time, every event of Providence is bringing Him nearer. Blessed are those servants who shall not be sleeping when He comes, nor wandering from their posts of duty. Happy shall they be whom their Lord shall find faithfully watching and standing fast in that great day!’ (Spurgeon) God bless and keep and equip you, Terry – according to His great and eternal purpose. With love …. H.
Thank you so much, but, the article was written by my dear friend Camilla Smith.
Terry the Lord has been putting the same thing on my heart for weeks now.
After joining with you in this prayer our duty is to step back and simply trust.
Thank you Craig, but the article was written by my dear friend Camilla Smith.
That’s another good article Camilla- well done – Shalom, Joel Joseph
Good thoughts Terry and personally very timely.Having said that any comment on the Rev.12 sign that appears later this year?
As For Me Days sure have been one of returning to my first Love Jesus,Getting ready to see Him and know him as never before and it is as never before A time of knowing about the resurrection and the cross of what he has done for me so much and me seeing I can do nothing without Him. Letting Him love me and help me and keep going on with him close everyday.
What a great article and beautiful prayer. This is exactly what I have been feeling and thinking this week. Perhaps your words, Camilla speak for many of us? And when I read it to my husband, we both agreed it is a sign of sorts. I think all of the youtube and sermons will be utilized (as long as the internet is operational (maybe there will be an “underground internet?”) by those left behind. But, just maybe it is enough now and He does want all of us to stop and really turn to Him. I guess we’ll find out when we all get home. Which I hope is soon. Maranatha!
I need to hear a LOUD Amen from all who read this. Maybe your best article yet Cami.
I do thank you ,I’ve been sensing same thing,yes He is coming soon no doubt, but He did say it doesn’t come by our careful observation. I also am guilty of lack of prayer, and lack of burden for lost souls that will spend eternity apart from God, with the devil and his demons. It’s time to snatch souls from the fire, hating the very garments stained by sin. P
Wow I have been hearing the same thing……..about drawing closer to Him and balance between watching………..thank you it is not easy to write so candidly and share as you did.
Thank you so much for that message ~ Mmmmm it is very relevant !
I am wondering, have you heard of Jaco Prinsloo and his “God’s Road Map to the End” as seen on you-tube ?
Every Blessing to you ~
Victoria – Australia
Great article, Cami! Keep writing and sharing Truth.
Much love in Yeshua,
I want to thank everyone for their kind remarks and comments and even questions that are so thoughtful and relevant! I must defer answering questions, since I am a guest on Terry’s blog. I cannot adequately convey how much your thoughtfulness in taking time to reply, means to me. With you, I continue to pray for the peace of Jerusalem and seek the Father’s Will as we march forward, awaiting the Call! May YHWH send each of you His berekah (blessings)! To Him be the glory!
Terry and Camilla: My feeling in the same Holy Spirit is the same…. Reading this article and the past (from Camilla) I felt you were writing my thoughts. “Blessings”
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When God does something, He always establishes it by 2 or more witnesses, just as things in the Bible don’t just appear once, without some other place in the Word confirming it. It is significant that so many of us feel constrained in the very same way. The info is out there for anyone who wants truth. Like a flight attendant who sees to everyone before takeoff, then takes a seat and buckles her own seat belt, it seems God is giving us warning to make those personal inner examinations of ourselves before the end, tying up loose ends, you could say.
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